Pub of the week: The Keys, Hoyland Common

The Keys (once The Cross Keys) has been a fixture of Hoyland life for a good few generations. But, like so many other pubs in Yorkshire, it fell upon hard times and for a while was boarded up and looked almost ready for demolition. But those days are now behind it and, re-vamped and re-named The Keys, it is mercifully once again open and doing rather well.

The Riverside, Sheffield

Sorry to disappoint, but Sheffield’s pub with that very same name is next to a very busy road and the side that abuts the water has a sheer drop into the fast-flowing and occasionally slightly murky River...

The Windmill, Thorne

Just as many other communities a century ago, a town the size of Thorne would have needed a good local mill to grind the corn that made its daily bread. Sadly, there are very few that are still working today,...